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3 star campsite Pont du Gard
Every year, many of you search the internet for a good Pont du Gard campsite plan. It is obviously the number one tourist site in Gard, and one that you absolutely should not miss. The Pont du Gard is one of those historical and architectural references which are the pride of Occitania and of France as a whole.
The 3-star campsite Le Barralet is only 5 short kilometers from the Pont du Gard, it will only take you a few minutes to reach the site. From the campsite and the nautical base of Collias, the Pont du Gard can also be admired on the water after a magnificent canoe trip in complete safety.
Once on the Pont du Gard site, shops, restaurants and a museum retracing the history of the Pont will welcome you to get you in the mood. You will have to walk a few dozen meters to finally discover this giant work of art in the open air. The first sight of the Pont du Gard is a moment that gives chills. When 2000 years of history stand before you, it is monumental, spectacular, unique!
The Pont du Gard: Mecca of Gard tourism
The monumental building is an aqueduct bridge built by the Romans in the 1st century AD. It is exceptional in its dimensions since with its 49 meters in height, it has no equivalent in the world. Its construction was made necessary by the water needs of the city of Nîmes. It was the vital link between Uzès and the Gard capital.
It is made up of 3 rows of superimposed arches, which is also an extremely rare achievement for the time. Finally, it is remarkable for its excellent state of preservation: it is simple, it is the only example of an ancient 3-storey bridge still standing today. Nearly a thousand men worked on this colossal site, which was completed in just 5 years.
The Pont du Gard has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, making it one of the most visited monuments for foreigners on vacation in France. It will certainly be a must for camping holidays in Gard
Once the Bridge has been inspected from all angles, all you have to do is find yourself a little quiet corner. The beaches along the Gardon will delight swimmers and those who wish to polish their tan. With a little luck, you will witness the challenges that young divers regularly throw themselves from the top of the first arch of the bridge, over 10 meters high. For those who prefer to enjoy a good ice cream in the shade, go to the terraces of the two restaurants on the site, with a view of the monument, to experience one of those little magical moments that are the spice of a successful campsite holiday nearby du Pont du Gard.
Pont du Gard canoe campsite
Are you wondering what is the best way to discover the Pont du Gard? The answer is simple, on the water and in a canoe. When the immense edifice looms around the bend of the river, it is a fantastic vision that remains.
For this, the Barralet campsite is the ideal place to organize a canoe trip with family or friends to the Pont du Gard. Nothing could be simpler, canoe rental companies in Collias (reductions exist with the campsite’s partners) offer you the rental of boats for the day. Several routes are possible. Some depend on the season and the amount of water. It is possible to leave from Russan or Pont Saint Nicolas for the more athletic (31km and 19km to the Pont du Gard). The journey from Collias to the Pont du Gard is 8 km.
The canoe trip to the Pont du Gard is extraordinary. Two per canoe, your personal belongings well sheltered in the waterproof cans, you will let yourself be carried by the current (very weak) in the Gorges du Gardon. No house, no road, more noise than the lapping of the water, the song of birds and the colors of the south and the rock of the gorges, happiness in short. You can stop for a picnic on the small beaches that dot the meanders of the Gardon. In summer, during the hot weather, swimming in the crystal clear waters is a must.
Finally, you will discover the Pont du Gard and can stop on the beaches after passing under its monumental arches. The canoe trip to Pont du Gard is a must not to miss when you are on a camping holiday in the Gard.
The Pont du Gard in practice
During your camping stay in Barralet, do not miss this visit to the Pont du Gard. The site is open to the public all year round and 7 days a week (hours vary depending on the season). It’s free for those under 18. A godsend therefore for a family visit to the Pont du Gard. To find out more about access and guided tours, visit Pont du Gard
Mobile home rental Pont du Gard
Le Barralet campsite is a charming 3-star establishment, in the immediate vicinity of the Pont du Gard. For your stay, the campsite offers a wide choice of mobile home rentals or chalet rentals for 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 people. The mobile homes are fully equipped and have terraces with garden furniture to fully enjoy the outdoors. Some mobile home rentals also have air conditioning and TV in the living room.
Once properly installed in your mobile home, you can enjoy the activities of the campsite and its pretty swimming pool which overhangs the gorges of the roach.
The entire Le Barralet campsite team in Collias wishes you an excellent camping stay in Pont du Gard